Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Here we come a-caroling...

The subject of Christmas carols has come up and, well... you knew you were going to be sorry, right? All I can say in defense of this is that I've always been a Tom Leher fan, and his "Hunting Song" is a true timeless classic. But with apologies to Mr. Leher, it needed some seasonal updating-

A Seasonal Hunting Song

(with apologies to Tom Leher)

I always will remember,
'Twas a year ago December,
I went out to hunt some deer,
On a morning bright and clear.
I went and shot the maximum
the game laws gave myself:
Two bell ringers, seven reindeer, and an elf.

I was in no mood to trifle,
I took down my trusty rifle
And went out to stalk my prey.
What a haul I made that day!
I tied them to my fender,
and I drove them home myself:
Two bell ringers, seven reindeer, and an elf.

The law was very firm, it
Took away my permit,
The worst punishment
it could manage to propose.
It turned out there was a reason,
It seems elves were out of season,
And one of the reindeer had bright-red, glowing nose.

People ask me how I do it,
And I say "There's nothin' to it,
You just stand there lookin' cute,
And when something moves, you shoot!"
So there's ten stuffed heads sitting
on my maple trophy shelf:
Two bell ringers, seven reindeer, and an elf.

1 comment:

catalyst said...

Any day that Tom Lehrer's name comes up is a good day.